Saturday, December 30, 2023

This has become an annual tradition for Adventure Untamed! As we are about to enter a new year, we get together, drive to the heart of the largest park in the contiguous United States – Adirondacks, and climb a 46er. 46ers are 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks, each over 4,000 feet tall. We ring in the new year with mountain climbing, games, and great company!

So, how do you plan to say hello to 2024? How do you want to greet the new year? Join us on this beautiful adventure! Our journey will take us on a gorgeous hike of the Wright High Peak. For the first half of the day, it’s a steady climb, and it will feel anywhere between INTERMEDIATE and CHALLENGING, depending on your experience and conditions. But we plan to keep the pace very moderate, to allow for a relaxing and enjoyable day. If you can do a Catskill 3500 mountain, you can do this peak! We’ll also provide crampons and/or snowshoes, so you don’t have to worry about traction. This peak is above treeline, so the views at the top are absolutely fantastic! On a clear day, we will be able to see countless mountains in the High Peaks region.

When not hiking, we’ll spend our nights in front of the fireplace at the Adirondack Loj, relaxing and enjoying board games and great conversation.

Experience: Prior winter hiking experience strongly encouraged. Please contact us with any questions at We can help you put together a training plan! This trip is rated INTERMEDIATE due to easier pace, but it may feel more challenging depending on conditions. This trip has CHALLENGING terrain and (sometimes) conditions.

Accomodations: Shared (with our group) loft room at ADK Loj. Limited private rooms available for an extra $100 per night. Please email us at with questions and requests.

Food: We will have lunch on the road the first day and the last day. Other than that, all meals are included.

Day 1 (December 30th)

We’ll depart at 7:00 am, stopping for lunch on the road. After arriving at the Loj we’ll go for a short warm-up hike. On the trail, we’ll discuss winter hiking and layering techniques to set us up for success the next day. After a moderate scramble to the top, gorgeous views of the Adirondacks will open up right in front of us. That evening we’ll enjoy a tasty dinner and and get ready for our climb.

Day 2 (December 31st)

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll start the summit attempt of Wright. We’ll take our time on the trail and make consistent, steady progress, admiring the ridge and summit views. That night, we’ll relax in front of the fire after a delicious dinner. We’ll say goodbye to 2023 and ring in 2024!!

Day 3 (January 1st)

After a good night’s rest, we’ll pack and relax for the leisurely drive back to New York City, stopping for lunch along the way. For those interested, we’ll do a short morning hike to ring in the new year!

Level: Intermediate (Learn More)

Mileage: 7 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,582 feet

Group Size: 2 - 9 adventurers


W 73rd and Broadway

Check-in Time: 6:45 am, December 30th

Departure Time: 7:00 am, December 30th

Return Time: Approximately 6:00 pm, January 1st


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  • Adventure Untamed will provide any traction devices you need, but if you have your own microspikes/snowshoes/crampons, feel free to bring them
  • Winter hiking boots (required)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Gaiters
  • Moisture-wicking, non-cotton base layers (top and bottom, no cotton)
  • Fleece
  • Insulating top and bottom layers
  • Fully waterproof top and bottom layers that can be worn over all other layers except puffy
  • Puffy (850+ fill – at least 1-inch thick) that can be worn over all other layers
  • Waterproof, insulated mittens
  • Goggles
  • Balaclava
  • Wool hat
  • Fleece hat
  • Liner gloves
  • Neck buff
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable car shoes


  • Money for lunch stops on the road
  • Personal toiletries
  • Snacks (we will provide snacks and lunch for summit day)
  • Water bottles that can hold at least 3 liters total (NO hydration bladders – will freeze)
  • Insulation system for the bottles (putting bottles inside thick wool socks works for insulation)
  • Backpack (large enough to fit all the extra layers and supplies)
  • Headlamp (required)
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Extra gloves
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Hand / foot warmers (optional)